Dark Reflections (Merle-Trilogie #1-3)
In this fast-paced series, feisty fourteen-year-old Merle and her friends Junipa and Serafin live in enchanted Venice, which has been under siege by Egypt for over 30 years. The Venetians' only protection is...more
I've been waiting for at least 5 years to finish this trilogy off... the libraries just don't seem to have book 3 for some reason, so I finally bit the bullet and bought the omnibus.
I ended up re-reading the first two books since it's been so long, though I was surprised at some things that I actually remembered.
While it's relatively well-written, there were some places where the translation from German just didn't quite sit right. I didn't mind too much, as the story was quite compell ...more
Reviewed for Bitten by Books. http://bittenbybooks.com.
Meyer's engaging fantasy portrays Venice as a city alive with wonder--stone lions pad with heavy paws on the canal banks and sometimes fly (as steeds for the Venetian Guard); the canals are full of mermaids with wide shark jaws, and the island city has been under siege by Egypt for 36 years. Only the power of The Flowing Queen, the mysterious spirit of the waters, has kept the city safe. But now the essence of the Queen has been stolen by traitors within the government, and the ...more
Aber schnell stellt sich heraus, dass Merle kein gewöhnliches Mädchen ist. Sie besitzt einen Spiegel, der nicht das zu sein scheint, was er im ersten Augenblick ausstrahlt und sie erkennt sehr schnell, was es mit der Haushälterin Unke auf sich hat.
Aber das ist ...more
The Venice that she creates and the world wherein Venice exist...whhhoooo! I like her concept of Hell and how she managed to incorporate Egyptian lore with mermaids...sea witches and mummies! It's a maze of prose...it's exciting...thrilling...it's magic...
Okay, enough gushing.
It's different. It's imagination at its finest.
The story line was great. And I LOVE serafin. He's so darn cute. LOL. anyway, I like the plot, settings and the characters. I also like how Kai put the mermaids, venice, egypt, hell, and some of Egyptian myths together. There are flaws but the niceness of the story covers it all.
All in all, it was worth reading for.
I don't hate Merle. I just find it hard to believe that Serafin would actually do that. I mean they were only in each others' presence for like, 1/5 of the book and he was ready to(view spoiler)[ DIE for her? (hide spoiler)] That came off to me as kind of unbelievable.
Or was i missing something? Someone, please tell me I was missing something? Anything?
Kai Meyer was born in 1969 in northern Germany. He began college at the University of Bochum, Germany, where he studied film, theatre, and philosophy. After a year, he dropped out t ...more